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This is a list of SAT vocabulary words. Please update this word list and your own important SAT vocabulary words. Share your word lists and help improve this page

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0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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[edit section] A

Abhor
hate
Abrasive
coarse, rough
Abasement
humiliation, degradation
Abrogate
cancel, deny, repeal
Absolution
forgiveness, pardon, release
Abstain
desist, go without, withdraw
Absolve
to forgive
Affected
something feigned or pretended
Affinity
attraction to, high likelihood to occur
Aloof
distant, emotionally disattached
Ambivalent
having two (often opposing) feelings on the same issue
Amiable
friendly, loving
Apocryphal
having questionable legitimacy or authenticity
Assuage
to soothe
Auspicious
favorably momentuous (favorable)

[edit section] B

Banal
boring, uninspired
Benevolent
good, kind
Bombastic
overly superfluous language

[edit section] C

Castiage
to scold
Cardinal
of prime importance, mine idea.
Commodious
having house-like qualities, also very roomy
Complacent
satisfied to the point of ignorance
Concise
short and blunt
Condone
to allow
Copious
abundant

[edit section] D

Dearth
lack
Diatribe
verbal attack
Digression
deviation

[edit section] E

Ecstatic
happy
Elicit
to bring
Envoy
any one with a mission, (FBI agent)
Exploit
to take advantage of

[edit section] F

Fetid
foul
Figment
unrealistic, imagination
Frugal
cheap

[edit section] G

Germane
relevant to a discussion

[edit section] H

Hyperbole
exaggeration

[edit section] I

Impetuous
property of acting without thought or reason
Impudent
rude
Inept
incompetent

[edit section] J

Jocular
humorous

[edit section] K

[edit section] L

Lurid
glowing

[edit section] M

Malevolent
evil
Misanthrope
outcast with dislike of humanity

[edit section] N

[edit section] O

Odious
hateful

[edit section] P

Partisan
partial
Placid
calm, peaceful
Platitude
cliche
Pragmatic
practical
Prevaricate
to lie
Profligate
destitute in morality
Prudent
cautious and conservative

[edit section] Q

[edit section] R

Reticent

[edit section] reserved, held back

[edit section] regal

[edit section] royal

[edit section] reiterate

[edit section] repeat

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[edit section] S

Sanguine
optimistic
Stalwart
heroic
Sycophant
"yes man"

[edit section] T

Tacit
clandestine
Terse
brief, to-the-point
Transitory
short lasting

[edit section] U

[edit section] V

Vapid
unremarkable
Voluble
talkative

[edit section] W

whelp= young wolf

wry=twisted

[edit section] X

[edit section] Y

[edit section] Z

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